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Many four-letter words in the English language have a very bad reputation, but personally we think this particular THREE-letter word is the most terrible of all!

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WAR   戦争


  • War  is fighting between two or more groups of people (for example, between countries) over a period of time.

    Be careful:
    The great war  that was fought from 1939 to 1945 can be called "World War  Two" or "the Second World War",  but NOT "World War the Second".
  • war  は、2つ以上の集団(例:国家間)が、ある期間戦うこと、つまり、戦争という意味です。

    1939年から1945年まで続いた大戦のことは、World War  Two または、the Second World War  と呼びます。World War the Second とは言いません。


  1. During the war,  my grandmother lived in the country because the cities were too dangerous.
  2. We went to war  against their country when I was just 15 years old.
  3. The two countries were at war  with each other for eight long years.
  4. My uncle came back from Vietnam a war  hero, but he spent the rest of his life working for peace between nations.
  5. During the Cold War,  many people were afraid there might be a nuclear war  between the United States and the Soviet Union.
  6. World War  I (pronounced "one") was supposed to be "the war  to end all wars",  but World War  II (pronounced "two") began just 21 years later.

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